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Freising Solar Noise Barrier


Freising, German 48° 22′ 51.87″ N, 11° 45′ 35.6″ E

Project owner: christian llamas

Project Overview
Project Name: Freising Solar Noise Barrier
Date Completed: 2003
Location: Germany
Project Status: Complete
Project Type: Transportation
Project Subtype: Roadway

Project Tags: transportation innovation highways structure

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Project Details
About this project
This barrier along the highway in German is both a sound barrier and a solar energy collector. It is about 0.6 miles (1 km) long It is located in Freising German, next to the Munich airport.

Who benefits from this project, and how?
In addition to reducing noise for nearby residents, this barrier creates solar energy. This reduces the need for non-renewable energy.
What's unique about this project?
When it was installed, this was the largest solar (photovoltaic) sound barrier in the world, with a capacity of 500 kilowatt peak (kWp). That's enough to run about 2,000 TVs.

(Student Christian Llamas conducted some work on this project profile.)

Funding & Costs
Funding source: PublicPrivate

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